The double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic is joining forces with the one-day celebration of music know as Liverpool Calling to bring you Liverpool Acoustic Calling.
Liverpool Acoustic Calling is an afternoon chock full of fantastic acoustic, roots, singer-songwriter and folk music from some of the region’s most exciting performers.
This free event takes place from 1.00pm to 5.00pm on Saturday 26th July 2014 at the home of Liverpool Acoustic’s weekly open mic night, Sound Food and Drink.
Liverpool Acoustic co-organiser and open mic host Stuart Todd said “We’re really excited to be taking part in Liverpool Calling this year with a free event to kick-start the day’s proceedings. And we couldn’t think of a better place to hold it than the home of our weekly open mic night Sound Food and Drink.”
1.00pm – Matt Breen 1.30pm – Nadine McGhee 2.00pm – Rob Jones & Rob White 2.30pm – Matty H
3.00pm – RYVERS
3.30pm – Billy Kelly
4.00pm – Katy McGrath
4.30pm – Howlin’ Voodoo
Event: Liverpool Acoustic Calling
Artists: Matt Breen, Nadine McGhee, Rob Jones & Rob White, Matty H, RYVERS, Billy Kelly, Katy McGrath, Howlin’ Voodoo
Date: Saturday 26th July 2014
Times: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Sound Food and Drink, Duke Street, Liverpool
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19 year old Matt Breen is a highly engaging live performer with an ever expanding repertoire of original songs. He has toured Australia, stared as George Harrison in the stage show Lennon, and has had his cover of Meybellene endorsed by Chuck Berry’s daughter Ingrid.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/dLtwmwAsuug – Here’s the unofficial video for Matt Breen’s song Looking For The Sun.
Rob Jones (vocal/acoustic guitar) & Rob White (vocal) have been harmonising since meeting at school -well, with a few days off to watch football. Rob Jones’ songs attempt to deal with the ups and downs of life, public transport, heartbreak and the Mersey rain – sometimes all in the same song!
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/RL35OjNSYNc – Here’s Rob Jones & Rob White performing crowd favourite Monday To Sunday with full band.
Matty H is a 16 year old musician and actor with a heart of gold. After leaving school he has pursued a career in music which has lead to him being signed and playing amazing events such as the Grand National, Southport’s Christmas lights switch on, and of course Liverpool Calling.
VIDEO PREVIEWyoutu.be/WKQULiJyluA – Prepare to be impressed by young Matty H playing live on the Vidzta Session.
RYVERS is a 4-piece ambient/alternative band lead by singer/songwriter Shannen Bamford, currently preparing for the imminent release of their debut single “Someone To Hold” on the 28th July. RYVERS combines dark, eerie guitar riffs with soothing, fragile vocals and soaring harmonies, layered with dreamy synths and haunting piano.
VIDEO PREVIEWyoutu.be/wszpAgxjEms – Here’s the official video for Someone To Hold by new Liverpool band RYVERS.
Formerly of the folk/pop/punk band Ratty Little Fingers, Katy McGrath has taken to energetic solo acoustic performances taking influence from a range of artists such as Laura Marling, Mumford and sons and Gogol Bordello, as well as Greenday and The Pixies.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/nA3n1OhLAAY – This is Katy McGrath performing Eagle Wings live at Ray Manor with her band Ratty Little Fingers.
Howlin’ Voodoo are a rootsy band, playing their own compositions of written music…
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/kvzXNdVwiOg – Recorded live at Studio 2 Parr Street last month, here’s Howlin’ Voodoo with Sweet Lies.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
Liverpool Acoustic Calling – Saturday 26th July 2014
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.